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The Public Service Department (PSD) is an agency within the executive branch of Vermont state government, and is charged with representing the public interest in energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater utility matters.

The mission of the PSD is to serve all citizens of Vermont through public advocacy, planning, programs, and other actions that Chris Recchia Photomeet the public's need for least cost, environmentally sound, efficient, reliable, secure, sustainable, and safe energy, telecommunications, and regulated utility systems in the state for the short and long term.

We work to advance Vermonter’s quality of life, economy and security through implementation of our statewide energy and telecommunications goals,  using sound statewide energy and telecommunications planning, strong public advocacy of the public good, and through strong consumer protection advocacy for individuals. 

For more information about the PSD, please visit our About Us page.

Christopher Recchia, Commissioner
     

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Announcements:

 

2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report

The 2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report Released by Governor Shumlin

Joined by Public Service Department Commissioner Christopher Recchia, the Governor released the 2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the first effort in the state to survey and describe the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry.

CEDF FY 2015 Annual Program Plan and Allocations

June 13, 2014 -- Request for Public Comment on the FY 2015 Annual Program Plan and Allocations

  • The Clean Energy Development Fund released for public comment its Annual Program Plan and Budget Allocations for the 2015 fiscal year (see attached). Included in the Plan are changes to the existing Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program. For comments to be considered for the final Plan and Allocations they must be received by July 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Comments sent in earlier are appreciated.

    Comments must be emailed or delivered to Andrew Perchlik (see contact information below).  All comments received by July 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM will be given to the members of the Clean Energy Development Board before they vote on the Plan and Budget Allocations.  Comments sent in earlier than the due date are appreciated. The Clean Energy Development Board will vote on a final Plan and Budget Allocations for FY 2015 on July 17th, 2014.

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    Andrew Perchlik

    Vermont Public Service Department

    Clean Energy Development Fund

    112 State Street, Montpelier, VT  05620

    andrew.perchlik@state.vt.us

    802-828-4017

     

Telecommunications Plan Hearing Video and Transcript

On February 21, 2014, the Department of Public Service held a hearing to gain public input on telecommunications issues facing Vermont in anticipation of releasing the 2014 Telecommunications Plan. To view a video of the event or read the transcript, please click here.